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4630 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213-2074
+1 503-288-9732
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Ever searching for the best cheeseburger, on the strong recommendation of a (out-of-state) friend, today I lunched on said burger here for the first time. In short, it is an excellent, if somewhat greasy, burger, but does not knock Killer Burger (coincidentally located 2 doors west) out of top spot on my list. I intend, however to give it a... More 

Thank DavidSutton42
Portland OR
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

I don't go here often for some reason, but when I do, I indulge in their generous, luscious crab louis. Not cheap but abundant, wonderfully tasty, and just what I need at the time. I really should do it more often.

1 Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Little Rock, Arkansas
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Well it is just a corner Bar/Pub/Dive but the Seafood Chowder with the smoked salmon is the best chowder in this land. While at it have some of the Crab Salad (may have a different name on the menu but you can figure it out) which is also excellent. If in Portland it is definitely worth the trouble to find.

Thank LEB1952
Salem, OR
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

It had been YEARS since my husband and I last ate at Pal's Shanty and it was everything I remembered, a kick back tavern with good food - especially the steamer clams! I had forgotten how big their sandwiches were and I was beyond full on only half a sandwich. It is a great neighborhood tavern, wish I lived closer.

Thank Terri W
Ashland, Oregon
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211 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Bad music, angry waitresses, and no spirits to drink. Good food. Interesting dive bar.

Thank Ashlandbuck
Milwaukie, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

I would advize everyone who hasnt been , to go ! I promise you will turn all your Friends on to this place! If you are on ehamony make them take you to Pal shantys. They will be inpressed. The wait staff is inpecable, please take me !

Thank Dorothy m
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2010

My husband and I had been disappointed the last time we went to Pal's Shanty some months ago, but we thought we'd give it another try. The oysters were good and so was the soup. The nice old wood is still there, but the cozy ambiance has been destroyed with paint that's way too light and bright, and sterile "art"... More 

1 Thank moxielou
new york
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2009

Great food and unbelievable quality of fresh dungeness crab and steamers. Good selection of ales.

Thank bonjoviloli
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185 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2008

As long as you don't mind lingering smoke from decades of patrons, this place rocks.

Thank KyleDPDX
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2007

More of a bar than a restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4630 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213-2074
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-9732

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?